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Local news for Queensland, Australia continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

G V Chillingsworth Releases 'Moonshaker'

In G V Chillingsworth's thrilling science fiction novel " Moonshaker " , which is getting a revived marketing push, scientists must rush to save the Earth when the moon is shoved out of its orbit by a meteor strike .

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6 hrs ago | New Scientist

Future Nokia phones could send quantum-coded texts

Quantum cryptography could be the star feature of your next cellphone. The first pocket-sized quantum encryption device has been created in collaboration with the Finnish phone-maker Nokia, and could let you send completely secure messages although you will need to plug it into a quantum phone booth to do so.

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10 hrs ago | ABC News

Queensland landholders claim secrecy over experimental coal gasification plant

Landholders on Queensland's Darling Downs say they are being kept in the dark about the nature of serious environmental harm allegedly caused by an experimental coal gasification plant.

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14 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Gang in drugs charge

Police raided the home of one gang member yesterday morning at Fred Astaire Avenue, Maudsland were vehicles where seized and taken away Pic by David Clark.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Yahoo!

Man in Qld court over girl's abduction

A man has appeared in court charged with the abduction of a three-year-old girl from her home in southeast Queensland.

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Northern Territory News

Aussie 'terror foot soldiers' killed

Targeted attack ... two Australian citizens were killed in a US Predator drone strike in Yemen.

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ABC News

Hunt for four escaped prisoners continues in Queensland

Convicted murderer Tony Morgan, 33, and armed robber Bradley Kuhl, 34, broke out of the Capricornia Correctional Centre at Etna Creek near Rockhampton on Sunday night.

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Science, Industry and Business

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Ita over the Coral Sea

Tropical Cyclone Ita made landfall in northeastern Queensland, Australia on April 11 as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, moved south and re-emerged in the Coral Sea on April 14 where NASA's TRMM and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellites captured imagery of the weakened storm.

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ABC News

Faces of Cyclone Ita: Peter Inderbitzen

Despite losing 20 per cent of his banana crop to the gale winds of Tropical Cyclone Ita, one farmer is refusing to bend.

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Townsville Bulletin

Croc killers fined for deadly act

FOUR men shot a 3m crocodile before dragging it into their boat, taking it home and skinning the protected species.

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Townsville Bulletin

'Selfish' farmers blamed for flooding

FARMERS creating their own flood levee banks have been blamed for altering the flow of the Herbert River, which led to the inundation of Halifax during the cyclone Ita flood.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Chances of finding MH370 Diminish Further after unmanned sub forced to return to the surface

Hopes of finding the wreckage of MH370 at the bottom of the Indian Ocean diminished yesterday after the search area proved too deep for the robotic submarine being used in the hunt.

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The New Zealand Herald

Sunshine Coast: Snakes alive, I'm cured

The Irwin family - from left, Bindi, Terri and Robert - and the team at Australia Zoo are continuing Steve Irwin's legacy.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Australia readies for royal visit

THEY'LL see the beach, the bush, Uluru and Taronga Zoo but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - aka Prince William and Kate - are in for anything but an average tourist experience when they touch down in Sydney on Wednesday.

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Townsville Bulletin

Topsoil taken by flood, crops hit hard

Justin Porter of Eden Produce with Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan look over damaged eggplants on the banks of Eden Lassie Creek WHITSUNDAY region growers have been brought to their knees with millions of dollars' worth of produce destroyed just weeks before it was due to be harvested.

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Aquila buries hatchet with Vale

Aquila Resources CEO Tony Poli pictured at his Como headquarters. Pic by Mogens Johansen 25 August 2010.

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NEWS.com.au

DNA collected in hunt for abductor

DNA samples have been taken from 20 people, including friends and family, as police widen their hunt for Chloe Campbell's abductor.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Flood cuts off Qld sugar town of Ingham

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is touring Ingham on Monday afternoon - a day after the Herbert River peaked near 13 metres, leaving 5000 people cut off as the Bruce Highway was split in half.

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International Business Times

Cyclone Ita Steamrolls Queensland's Fields, Thousands of Homes Still Without Power

Cyclone Ita has steamrolled the cane fields of Queensland as heavy rain and strong winds wreaked havoc on hundreds of hectares of cane over the weekend.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Murderer on run rolled up Qld prison fence

Tony Dwaine Morgan, 33, who was serving a life sentence for a 1999 murder in Bundaberg, escaped from the low security Capricornia Correctional Centre, north of Rockhampton, on Sunday night.

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